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About The Conservative (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902 | View Entire Issue (March 14, 1901)
number of smaller independent concerns
than by their consolidation into largo
interests. The American idea of indi
vidual independence is in some quarters
regarded as superior to large monopolies
in which individuality is lost sight of.
It is held that a nation of proprietors is
necessarily better qualified for self-gov
ernment than a nation of clerks. In
agriculture it is conceded that the high
est degree of development consists in the
distribution of the laud among a largo
number of small farmers , each working
his own property , rather than the hold
ing of large tracts of land worked either
on the tenant principle or by hired labor.
In the mercantile world , this same prob
lem is being worked out , while in the
railway world it is only just beginning
to be studied. If in connection with
the present movement toward consolida
tion , pooling , through the wisdom of
congress , shall become permissible , op
portunity will be given to ascertain
which plan wiil result in the most good.
It is just such expressions of railroad
policy from men with authority to
speak upon the subject that will best
promote the growth of harmony be
tween the people and the railroad. Mr.
Morton is to be congratulated upon the
opportunity afforded him by the Los
Angeles chamber of commerce to express
his views , and that body was fortunate
in securing the presence of one so well
qualified to present the subject. There
has been hitherto altogether too much
antagonism engendo.3d between the
railroads and those whom they serve ,
and it is in such conferences that the
promise of better things can be seen.
Mr. Morton's address deserves a wide
reading , having , as it does , a direct ap
plication to the entire railroad situation.
CONSERVATIVE VS. RADICAL.
We observe in nature the wise equilib
rium established by two elements ,
oxygen and nitrogen. Oxygen , alone ,
is too active , and must be restrained.
Nitrogen alone is sluggish , and suited
to weaken the other element. Were the
air undiluted oxygen , our life would be
excited to a pitch of which we can
scarcely dream , and would sweep
through its feverish , burning course in a
few days. Thus we see that either
element , unchecked by the other , would
soon end our existence.
Wise statesmen will consider the con
servative and radical elements in politics
with a view to keep them properly bal
anced. Has not the republican party
shown an unbalanced condition with re
gard to these elements ? For the good of
the country , is it not advisable to infuse
a little more conservatism into politics ?
Be wise , as savants , lead the way ,
Till brighter scenes appear.
Till peace , triumphant , bringthe day
Of fellowship and cheer. '
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Holdrege , Neb. , March 10 , 1901. .
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ORIGIN AND MEANING OF THE WORD
Referring to the issue of THE CON
SERVATIVE , dated the 28th ult. , in which
was treated the "origin and meaning of
the word Missouri. " While not dis
posed to controvert the word "Peki-
: anoui , " I do entertain serious doubts as
; o the spelling of it.
All Indians on or about the Missouri
river use the words "Ne" or "Min-ne"
; o express the word ' 'Water. ' ' Nebraska
[ ndiaus use the preface "No" Nebraska -
ka , wide shallow water. The Platte
river was originally Nebraska. The
territory was named for the river. Noo-
bra-ra , "running water. " The Sioux
Indians use the word "Min-ne" : "Min-
ne-ha-ha " . Min-uo-
- - , laughing water. - -
wau-kan : "bad water" Devil's Lake.
The four years I spent with the west
ern Indians , I gave much attention to
the derivation and meaning of Indian
words. The above I found universal.
From the oldest Omaha Indian chief ,
"Noise , " or "Muttering Thunder , " I
learned the original Indian name for
Missouri river , to bo "Ne-shu-da , "
meaning the same as for "Pek-ita-noui , "
muddy water. " For reasons above
given , I think "Ne-shu-da" is correct.
ROBT. W. FDRNAS.
Brownville , Neb.
THE CUBAN PROBLEM.
The natural course would be , when
the Cubans have framed and adopted
their constitution , to allow them
to proceed at once with the organization
of a government under it. As it is or
ganized , the civil positions now admin
istered by the United States would be
turned over to it , and when it is fairly
on its feet the protecting military arm
of the United States would be with
drawn , congress reauy provided tor
all that in the Teller resolution. The
treaty of peace was made in the spirit of
that resolution. Nothing more is needed.
Talk of an extra session to enable
congress to pass on the Cuban constitu
tion is nonsense. Buffalo Express ( Rep ) .
The pledge of the United States to
Cuba is of a nature that admits of no
misunderstanding. It is perfectly ex
plicit. It means that the Cuban people
shall have absolute independence , anil
there appears to be no doubt that a ma
jority of them will insist that the
promise be fulfilled. They have declined
to make any stipulation in their consti
tution in regard to the relations to exisl
hereafter between the United States and
Cuba. Shall this government undertake
to insist upon such a stipulation being
embraced in the Cuban constitution ?
Omaha Bee ( Rep. ) .
We believe the sense of honor in the
American people is too strong and too
sensitive to permit the nation to be
shamed before the world or to be dragged
nto another war for the suppression of
a feebler people's liberty and indepen
dence simply to satisfy the insatiable
greed of the commercial speculators and
adventurers who regard the stars and
stripes exactly as Cecil Rhodes said ho
regarded the union jack "as a valuable
commercial asset. " Baltimore Sun
( Ind. Dem. ) .
CORN AND PORK.
How many pounds of pork , as repre
sented in a live hog , does a bushel of
corn represent ? is a question which has
frequently arisen. It has been the cus
tom in past years to count a bushel of
corn as equivalent to 10 pounds weight
of the animal. Doubtless this may be a
fair approximation under careless feed
ing , such as turning the animals into
the field to help themselves to corn , or
other wasteful methods. But careful
feeding may bring far more important
results. Mr. 0. G. Neff , president of
the Bradford Belting Company , Cincin
nati , is interested with his brother in
farming operations near Yellow Springs ,
Greene county , Ohio. On December
18th they weighed a bunch of 50 hogs ,
and again weighed them on December
20th and 28th. The gain for the corn
fed during the first period was an aver
age of 14.8 pounds in weight per bushel
of corn , and for the second period , of
14 % pounds per bushel. In the first
instance , calculating hogs at $4.60 , the
feeding value of the corn was 68) cents
per bushel , and in the second instance ,
at $4.65 for hogs , the result represented
70 % cents for corn. The market value
of corn at the same time was 32 cents
per bushel. This is an interesting illus
tration of what profits can be realized in
converting grain into fat animals. Cin
cinnati Price Current.
The H. W. John's Manufacturing
Company have just issued a pamphlet
that will interest those who have an eye
for the artistic in interior decoration.
It contains many practical suggestions
as to combinations of paints with a view
to harmony or contrast. This pamphlet
is supplied freely upon application to
the H. W. John's Manufacturing Com
pany , 100 William street , New York.
NOTICE OP TRUSTEE'S SALE.
In the District Court of the United States
for the District of Nebraska. :
In the matter of George W. Tucker & Co. ,
Notice is hereby Riven that under and by
virtue of an order made in the above entitled
cause , uoon tha 20th day of February , A. D.
1W)1 ) , by James W.Eaton , referee in bankruptcy ,
I will upon Saturday , the 23d day of March ,
1001 , nt 10 o'clock , a. m. , at 1010 Central Avenue ,
Nebraska City , Nebraska , offer for sale , and
sell for cash to the highest bidder , subject to
the approval of this court , the entire stock of
druc * and fixtures , lately belonging to said
bankrupts , consisting of the following items :
1 paf , 1 soda fountain , 5 Hhow cases , 1 large
stove , 1 prescription case and counter 1 music
box. 5 chairs , comoleto set of druggist's labeled
Hhulf bottles , paints and oils , rubber goods ,
glass , brushes , and general retail drug stock ,
and other articles , useful , but too numerous to
mention. GEORGE W. TOMPKIN ,
Trustee in Bankruptcy.
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